Will lab created meat/"animal" fat really work, or will it be a momentous failure (at least in the near future)? I mean, it almost seems that, from most scientific literature, most vegetable oils, when heated to high temperatures (in many cooking applications,) create more trans-fats than their animal-based counter parts.
I'm all for moving away from animal based products, if viable alternatives exit, but how is this shit supposed to work out?
I don't know when, but I'm less interested in how it turns out for culinary reasons than I am for medical ones.
If they can produce artificial muscle tissue, imagine what they might be able to do if they apply that to medical science.
This. People already eat nuggets and hot dogs made from whatever animal waste thrown in a fucking blender. Grow something tasty and cheaper than what you can grow a cow for and it'll be yuge.
Hell, I'm more concerned about the water used by livestock than anything else. Drought destroyed the cattle herds.
The issue is that it is very bland, hence having to use a lot of salt, fat, and seasonings or making things such as salami. That, and it's not financially viable yet.
You mean cancerous tumors galore to maintain the medical industries disgusting strangle hold on the worlds economys??
Raking in 800 billion per year when natural remedies like raw food and urine therapy exist.... hmmmmm.
mootmeat when?? look at those limbs I bet mootmeat would be like veal
I would be more interested in the implications legally.
actually first of all, is it even illegal to eat human meat?
second, if so, does the meat actually have to have come from a human directly or would lab grown get a pass?
Kind of. Really, this is not much different from simply growing molds in petridishes.
There will probably be a huge backlash against it, and slowly, but surely definitions will change to allow more and more of it in mixtures or to have it labeled as "BEEF" and not "BEEF PRODUCT"
its not illegal to eat human meat itself.
its illegal to
>harvest human meat
>not report death and instead, defile the corpse
and many other human meat specifics
its kind of like the fact that its not illegal to be high on drugs(unless driving, underage) but many circumstances around drugs are illegal
>most vegetable oils, when heated to high temperatures (in many cooking applications,) create more trans-fats than their animal-based counter parts.
They don't form trans fats when heated. That's not how you make trans fats.
The best option is to just learn to enjoy simple, sustainable foods that are good for you. Making a new kind of meat out of oils and protein extracts doesn't solve many problems and may even cause more.
so under the law, if you were to lose your arm in an industrial accident and decided to eat the meat from the accidentally severed arm, you would be able to skirt around the law
if you lost a limb would you eat your own meat? or would you just let them throw it away in the garbage
In the Thelemic tradition, there is a ritual that involves making a sort of communion bread out of semen and menstrual blood (it's described in terms of human sacrifice in the book, but "fresh blood of the moon" being menstrual blood and "children" being semen.
Yeah the science is there, it's all about upscaling it to industrial levels. I work in biotech (no not anything relevant to meat) and it really should be doable. Hamburger is going to be way easier than steak though. I think we'll have widespread scienceburgers in the next 20 years, steak in 30.
The real struggle is getting over idiots freaking out about things being "unnatural" so it has to get very cheap, and beef has to keep getting more expensive.
That's the whole problem, making consumable amounts of this shit has been prohibitively expensive. Essentially what they do is create shitloads of strands of proteins and wrap/stack them until they resemble hamburger. Unfortunately that process uses a lot of time and money, so until they can find a cheaper way I don't think it's viable